Richard White: I am an artist/researcher intrigued by the possibility of being at the point where the physical and the virtual meet.
My practice is steeped in the tradition of participatory arts. I am currently experimenting with walking practices and mobile media technology, harnessing the participatory potential of social media to reveal intangible cultural heritage. I am discovering and sharing meanings of place and time; generating content rooted in the emotional connections between people and places.
I work with the physical, emotional and intellectual experience of walking, I am interested in the stories we tell and the feelings evoked by the whole body experience of walking, time, space, place and landscape. I am experimenting with social media as a tool to document this, engage with a networked audience and uncover further layers of cultural heritage, perhaps giving fleeting form to it.
My specific focus is in outdoor contexts, primarily rural but eschewing the arcadian resonances of walking for pleasure or enlightenment. I am seeking to develop my practice though the exploration of walks that were done out of necessity or coerced in some way, from walks to work to walks at gunpoint
I am using Viewranger and Social Hiking as my principal tools linked to social media accounts.
I am indebted to all those who I have worked with over many years and particularly to those who I am currently working with:
artists: Ali Pretty and Lorna Brunstein
creative/technical experts: Aneta Gorka and Adam Jansch
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